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Just ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, Z2 gives music fans something to celebrate with news of one of the publisher’s most ambitious projects yet. The Among the Living graphic novel pulls together a who’s who of names from around comics and music for a track by track storyline inspired by one of heavy metal’s most iconic albums. Today’s announcement brings news that Anthrax has teamed with the leading publisher of music tie-in graphic novels to assemble an all-star cast of famous fans to bring the band’s breakthrough album to the printed page for the first time.
“Doing a comic book has always been a huge goal for me” said Anthrax’s Charlie Benante. “I’ve tried for years, but something always comes up and sidetracks me. I was ecstatic when Josh Bernstein brought the idea to us to do a graphic novel based on our album Among the Living. I felt that it was the perfect time and opportunity to fulfill that dream. I am a lifelong artist and have been drawing during the pandemic more than ever, so I had the idea to bring my own artwork to this project. As a fan of the Judge Dredd series since the 80’s, it was an honor to create cover art based off of Dredd and Judge Death. The amount of talent that is going into this project is astounding, I scratch my head just thinking about it!” Continue reading Z2 Comics & Anthrax Reveal “Among The Living” Graphic Novel→
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News of Z2’s 2021 lineup begins to roll out with news of what is sure to be one of the publisher’s most anticipated projects yet – the Holy Diver graphic novel, creating an original storyline inspired by one of heavy metal’s most iconic album covers. Today’s announcement brings news that acclaimed horror comics writer Steve Niles will tell the tale behind the events leading to the powerful moment captured on the cover of DIO’s debut album, definitively addressing 30 years of fan speculation. Why is the priest being thrown into the ocean? Who is truly the villain in this scenario? All of these questions are exclusively answered for the first time within the pages of this 120-page graphic novel.
“Steve Niles tells the story behind the album cover ‘Holy Diver,’ a story about how you can’t judge a picture by the way it appears, which is what Ronnie wrote many times in his songs; that you have to see inside the person and not judge them by the way they look or by what they wear,” says Wendy Dio. “Together with Scott Hampton’s amazing artwork they tell the story of ‘Holy Diver,’and I know Ronnie would have given his stamp of approval on this great graphic novel.”
The Press Release:
NEW YORK, NY—Following up on the British rocker’s appearance last week on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and the release of his EP The Underrated Youth (now available everywhere) which debuted at #6 on the UK Official Albums Chart, Z2 Comics announce the publication of YUNGBLUD’s debut graphic novel, The Twisted Tales of the Ritalin Club this week, which has already sold through the majority of its initial print run.
“Z2 were so supportive of everything I wanted to do creatively and elevated me so inspirationally that I was able to fulfill my vision in its complete entirety” says YUNGBLUD. “I can’t wait to do the next one with them!”
From the beautifully eccentric mind of music sensation YUNGBLUD comes the Twisted Tales of the Ritalin Club! All pupils attending Blackheart’s Boarding School must be punctual, masked, and heavily medicated. The displaying of superpowers is strictly forbidden. Any pupils encountering YUNGBLUD or any member of his so-called “Ritalin Club” are to seek a teacher immediately. Failure to comply with any of the above rules will result in execution.
“I wanted to build a universe that people can directly and literarily fall into. I wanted to tell a story and play on the imaginations of the people listening to my music and in this community. For me writing it, it was just another means of escaping. I used to read and love comic books when I was younger, so of course I was gonna write one,” explains YUNGBLUD. Continue reading Z2 Comics To Publish Yungblud’s Graphic Novel Debut→
Hello there my friends and let’s start off the day right by revisiting my adventures at the 2019 New York Comic Con. As most of you know, we spread this out across numerous days and individual chapters to let you absorb it all the more easily. This is Part Two of Day Two and if you’re only just joining us you’re going to want to click HERE first and see all of the content that’s been posted before this installment. This is a fun chapter and starts with the band Skillet who were making an appearance at a SyFy network interview series that ran across the convention. The group just did an exciting show in NYC with the band Alter Bridge and have released their own original graphic novel “Eden” on Z2 Comics. I’ll add a purchase link down below at the end.
Skillet will sign their brand-new graphic novel “Eden” at the famous Forbidden Planet Comics. This comes care of the folks at Z2 Comics so come on out and meet the band and maybe even get a photo with them.